Table 6

Main features of the different groups of units included in each model with regard to the dimensions of the conceptual framework
Innovative professional model Basic professional model Adaptive functional model Basic functional model
Staffing Average hours of care per patient -day 6.62 4.26 7 5
Average proportion of RN hours in total nursing hours (%) 73 63 46 46
Average proportion of university graduate nurse hours in total nursing hours (%) 28 9 5 7
Average proportion of LPN hours in total nursing hours (%) 1,5 9 21 24
Work environment Innovation Average score for capacity for innovation (maximum possible score of 5) 4.5 2 1.9 1.2
Practice environment Average score for practice environment (maximum possible score of 4) 2.75 2.56 2.39 2.33
Number of units with high score for practice environment factors/total number of units in the model 2/2 4/6 0/9 1/5
Number of units with moderate score for practice environment factors/total number of units in the model 0/2 1/6 4/9 1/5
Number of units with low score for practice environment factors/total number of units in the model 0/2 1/6 5/9 3/5
Average score for scope of practice (maximum possible score of 6) 3.52 3.49 3.37 3.29
Number of units with high score for scope of practice factors/total number of units in the model 0/2 1/6 5/9 0/5
Number of units with moderate score for scope of practice factors/total number of units in the model 2/2 4/6 1/9 2/5
Number of units with low score for scope of practice factors/total number of units in the model 0/2 1/6 3/9 3/5

Dubois et al.

Dubois et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:286   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-286

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